Police: Texas man fatally shot a burglar, and then went back to bed, before you call 911

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As a Dallas homeowner that is facing a murder charge after authorities said he shot an intruder outside his home on Thursday, and then went back to bed, and before you make a call to 911, two hours later.

James Michael Meyer, 72, was being held on $150,000 in the Dallas County Jail on Friday.

Authorities say that officers were dispatched to The home just after 7 o’clock in the morning, There is a body had been found lying face down in a park behind the house, and The Dallas Morning News reported.

James Michael Meyer, 72, has been charged with murder after shooting an alleged burglar on his property early Thursday, and a two-hour wait to call the authorities.
(Dallas Police Department)

Myers told police that he was awakened by a noise at around 5 o’clock in the morning, and I saw someone trying to break into his garage with a pickax. He grabbed his rifle, came out of the house and yelled at the alleged burglar.

He said that he had shot the person, who is on his way out. The burglar dropped the pickax and went in the direction of the park, Meyers said.


He didn’t know if he hit the person, so he went back to the bed, the arrest warrant affidavit said. In the morning, and he told me that he saw the person lying on the ground.

He told investigators that he threw the shell casings into the recycle bin. Court documents said Myers refused to answer questions from a 911 dispatcher, he was told that he had to defend himself, and that medical help was needed.

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